University College Dublin
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
MSocSc Social Work
Masters in Social Science (Social Work)
MSocSc (Social Work) FT is a two-year full-time professional programme in social work. The programme contains academic and field work components. It is full-time and full attendance is required.
MSocSc (Social Work) PT offers the same professional programme as the MSocSc (Social Work) FT, over four years on a part-time basis. The academic components will typically require attendance for two days a week during the relevant semesters while the two placements will require full time attendance for fourteen weeks each from January to April. To apply for this programme please complete the application for the full time programme and indicate a preference for part-time.
- Includes extensive fieldwork placements is widely recognised abroad as a professional social work qualification.
- Graduates with this degree have successfully registered as professional social workers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, among other countries.
The Masters in Social Science (Social Work) offers both full time and part time programmes accredited by CORU (The Social Workers’ Registration Board www.coru.ie), leading to a professional social work qualification. With this qualification you are eligible to apply for professional registration which is a requirement to practice social work in Ireland. The Masters is also recognised internationally. The programmes are taught by research active lecturers with broad teaching and practice experiences. Modules focus on social work counselling skills, working with families, as well as groups and communities. We have very strong practice partnership arrangements that enable us to deliver high quality placements for students
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International Student Requirements:
The MSocSc (Social Work) which includes extensive fieldwork placements is widely recognised abroad as a professional social work qualification. Graduates with this degree have successfully registered as professional social workers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, among other countries. If you are unsure what the requirements are for professional social work registration in the country in which you hope to practice, you should check with the relevant registration body in that country.
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